Bertis Downs IV

Bertis Edwin Downs IV (born July 13, 1956) is an American entertainment lawyer. He originally provided legal counsel (particularly for initial contracts), and then became both counselor and manager, for the rock band R.E.M., taking over from the band's long-term manager Jefferson Holt.[1] He is usually credited simply as the band's "Advisor."

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Downs discussing the future of the music industry at a summit in Georgetown University, 2010
Bertis Edwin Downs IV

(1956-07-13) July 13, 1956 (age 65)
Alma materDavidson College (BA), University of Georgia (JD)
OccupationLawyer, manager for rock band R.E.M.
Years active1981–present
EmployerUniversity of Georgia School of Law